Mrs. Enstrom - Earth Science
Back to School Night
Book: Our book for science is California Earth
Science by Prentice Hall, which is aligned with the sixth grade state science
standards. The topics that we will cover
include scientific investigations, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes,
minerals, measurement, heat transfer, animal adaptation, and erosion. The Outdoor
School program is also part of the science curriculum.
Portfolio Notebook: Every student needs to have a
small (1/2 inch) three ring binder or 3-prong folder that will stay in the
classroom. Students will keep work from
each unit of study in the binders.
Homework: Homework assignments are written in their
binder reminders, which should be signed by you each night. The entire assignment is due at the beginning of the period. Homework can be found on the Internet at www.teacherweb.com. There will also be a few projects. Projects will be graded on overall
presentation, accuracy, amount of detail, and effort that went into the
project. Please help your child plan
ahead so that these projects represent quality work and are not hastily assembled
the night before.
Grades: Grades are based on the
following scale: 100% = A+; 94%-99% = A; 90%-93% = A-; 87%-89% = B+; 83%-86% =
B; 80%-82% = B-; 77%-79% = C+; 73%-76% = C; 70%-72% = C-; 67%-69% = D+; 63%-66%
= D; 60%-62% = D-; 0%-59% = F
categories are weighted as follows: tests/quizzes-30%; assignments-70%
reports will be emailed home on a weekly basis.
School: Team C will be attending Exploring New
Horizons March 4th - 8th. This is a weeklong program at a state accredited
outdoor school. The school is near
Pescadero. Students hike in the
redwoods, the oaks, the marsh and tide pools.
Naturalists teach the students the importance of protecting our
California habitats. Team B teachers as
well as high school students from Castro Valley High School go with the
students. A parent meeting is
scheduled with the staff from Exploring New Horizons on November 29th. The cost of the trip is approximately $325.00
Rules and Expectations:
Students are to arrive to class on time, with proper materials and
Gum chewing or eating is not permitted in class.
Students will respect the rights of all, with no interruptions of the
learning process (stay in your seat, raise hand, and wait to be called on).
Students will respect school property and the property of others.
5. Courtesy and appropriate language will be
used at all times.